The Night Alone - Took My Breath Away


July 30, 2021

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It's always exciting to witness the birth of a promising band. Let's go to Florida to discover The Night Alone, a brand new project led by Christian Koller and Vincent (Vinny) Manzi.

The Night Alone is the meeting of several musical universes, from R'n'B to electronics, via indie-pop with a small dose of funk and even classical influences.

The first time we heard "Took My Breath Away" we thought "okay, these guys have already had to release several albums, we feel that they have a huge experience and that they have been doing this for years". Then the slap in the face: they don't have Spotify. And the reason is simple: it's their debut single.

As difficult as it sounds, "Took My Breath Away" is the band's very first single to hit the world. Yet nothing predestined this song to be the masterpiece you can hear today: "It was recorded in Christian's apartment in Tallahassee and Vinny's place in Jacksonville. Christian was the main songwriter for the song and brought it to Vinny who gave it the life that it has today. Finally, we brought it to Mark Barrie for a final mix and master."

And the story of this song is pretty crazy because it was originally written for someone else, as Christian works for a songwriting company. But the two friends were so happy with the results that they finally kept it to themselves, and wanted to give it their own identity and sound. And we sincerely think it's the best decision they've ever made.

Because "Took My Breath Away", which evokes an idyllic relationship that could never exist, is a real summer anthem that can be listened to on a road trip, with the volume at full blast and the arm out of the car door. The production has been taken care of in every detail and the result is truly stunning. The hook of the chorus is huge and we just want to get up and dance.

And yet, we can say that American geography is not really on their side. Initially separated between New Jersey and Florida, here is Christian and Vinny a little closer to each other, since they are both in Florida. But three hours away from each other. And that doesn't stop them from performing miracles.

For a debut single, we can say that they have set the bar very high. The quality is there (otherwise it wouldn't be on IMC). And it is more than promising! We will have to watch these two carefully because they could surprise us again in the future. In any case, with such a debut single, we can't wait to hear what will follow.

Added to our Main Spotify Playlist, our "Let Love In" playlist, and played daily on Indie Music Center's Radio.

Written by Niko.

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Lyrics

I’ll never forget the first time I saw you

Neither of us were looking for what we have today

For the first few months, we tried to

But we just couldn’t keep away

Take me driving in your light blue Cadillac

Windows down and the sunroof open while

Driving over the Sunshine Skyway, oh

Blasting music on the FM radio

Baby,

You took my breath away

When I saw you that day

You know how it goes

I love you so much it’s gross

I am better with you in my life

You’re there for me when I could cry

I know this is the first time that I

Have someone that I can lean on

Take me driving in your light blue Cadillac

Windows down and the sunroof open while

Driving over the Sunshine Skyway, oh

Blasting music on the FM radio

Baby,

You took my breath away

When I saw you that day

You know how it goes

I love you so much it’s gross

Baby,

You took my breath away

When I saw you that day

You know how it goes

I love you so much it’s gross

Every day you help me to be more than I was the day before

And who knew we would find what we weren’t looking for?

I know that I’ll always have your nonstop support

And you’ll always have mine for as long as I am yours

Baby,

You took my breath away

When I saw you that day

You know how it goes

I love you so much it’s gross

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